Imagine you can cast yourself as the love interest of any 'Glee' character. Which gleek is your guy?
We love Glee. And we know you do, too. What’s not to love? OK, so maybe the baby-switching story couldn’t end quickly enough, but everything else is gold. The songs, the teen angst, the adult angst, the great guest stars, and Jane Lynch’s hilarious put-downs keep us tuning in faithfully every Tuesday night. But if we’re being totally honest, what we love most about Glee are the guys!
There are several very different characters on the show, and your favorite Glee guy can probably tell you a lot about your real life “type.” So which of these marvelous musical men do you most want to duet with?
Mr. Nice Guy: Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) – Ah, good old Mr. Schue. He’s the teacher with the heart of gold who loves his job and loved his wife…until she tried to pull a fast one on him! If you find yourself dreaming about running your fingers through Will’s curly locks, you’re probably looking for that man who’s got just the right balance of masculinity and sensitivity. But sometimes nice guys finish last because they’re too nice—a lesson that Will found out last season. Now that he’s getting divorced and not ready to jump into another relationship with good friend Emma (Jayma Mays), Will might finally let his inner dog out to play! Why Nice Guys Are Still Bad Boys
The Himbo: Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith) – Finn is the super cute captain of everything who somehow never lets his popularity turn him into a complete jerk, like most of his friends. He is that guy every girl in high school wanted. Unfortunately, God rarely gives with both hands. Finn may look good, but he’s not very bright. And he’s sorely lacking in confidence, which means he needs a lot of reassurance. A guy like Finn always seems like a great catch, but having to constantly tell him how pretty he is gets old really fast.
The Bad Boy: Noah “Puck” Puckerman (Mark Salling) - If the mohawk didn’t tip you off, Puck is not your average glee clubber. He seems way too mature to still be in high school—and the cougars he frequently hooks up with agree! Sure, he’s a player. Sure, he’s mean to the unpopular kids. But he has a heart too, as evidenced by his devotion to pregnant Quinn (Dianna Agron). Most of us ladies have dreamed of taming a guy like Puck. The fantasy of reforming the sexy bad boy with our love is a common one. But we call it a fantasy for good reason: it rarely works in the real world.
The Project: Artie Abrams (Kevin McHale) – Wheelchair-bound Artie is definitely the nerdiest of the group. A sensitive soul often targeted by bullies, he’s finally found a place to fit in: New Directions. Artie abruptly ended his blossoming romance with Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) when he discovered that she was faking her speech impediment, something that he found offensive as a person with a real disability. Some might say that Artie should take what he can get, but geeks are pretty chic these days. A geek is smart and nice and funny…and there’s always the possibility he’ll become the next Bill Gates.
The Gay BFF: Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer) - Kurt is McKinley High’s most fashionable student, who wants to be out and proud, but worries about the effect that public knowledge of his homosexuality will have on his caring but ultra-hetero dad. Last season, Kurt came out to an oblivious Mercedes (Amber Riley) after she thought he was rejecting her romantic interest. Since that little misunderstanding, the two have become besties. Many of us have gay best friends, and some of us have been lucky enough to get them drunk enough to make out. But those hopes of conversion? Give it up, girls!
Mr. Ambition: Jesse St. James (Jonathan Groff) – Not to be confused with Jesse “Not-a-Saint” James (as if there could be any confusion), the latest guy dropped into the mix is actually the star of Vocal Adrenaline—New Directions’ rival glee club and biggest competition. After Rachel (Lea Michele) broke up with Finn, she met Jesse, who easily wooed her with a cheesy Lionel Richie song. Rachel is probably attracted to Jesse because (aside from having the face of an angel) he’s like a male version of herself: talented, driven, kind of selfish and a little conceited. Women have always been attracted to confident, talented men like Jesse, but as sexy as that kind of ambition can be, it doesn’t always leave room for relationships.
To get the Glee-ful conversation rolling…THIS particular Celeb Lover was all about Puck until Jesse rode into town. And now she’s just praying that Jonathan Groff sticks around much longer than the six episodes he signed on for, because he is just a little slice of heaven. Too bad he’s Lea Michele’s real-life gay BFF. Oh, the unfairness of it all.
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